This show is different than most. The Earl King segment in the middle set is totally different than the Radiators groove, yet they seamlessly shed their trademark sounds and become the Earl King backup band without missing a beat playing an Earl King Greatest Hits set. The first and third sets were mostly pure Radiators. They were in a great groove as it was Mardi Gras in the French Quarter complete with tunes for the season: Carnival Time and Aint Ready For It. Right near the start of the first set they give the proper instructions to the audience with a classic Lets Radiate followed by Spencer Bohrens suggestive tune Straight 8. The highlights for me were Mood For Love, I Cant Stand The Rain > Sneaking Sally Through The Alley, Early In The Morning and Dead Shrimp Blues. Also of interest was the Rads take on the Ray Charles classic Lonely Avenue and CCRs Down On The Corner. Two of my upbeat favorites Shoot Out The Lights and Love Is A Tangle were slowed down a little with Tangle being elongated without any added value. I wonder if the slowed down tempo was real or due to the taping.
On the technical side, the sound is good, crisp and clear with some stereo evident. About 2:40
into Long Hard Journey Home there is some CB radio interference that lasts off and on for 15 seconds. Some of the cuts between songs werent done well. These are evident after Trick Bag, Corrina, and after Aint Ready For it (which was the worst as the spoken needless comment at the end is repeated seconds later for the intro of Iko Iko).
This is a great show with the historical appearance of Earl King and great playing by the Radiators which rates five stars. The technical glitches take away a star. Despite the technical problems, Im grateful that this show was recorded and is available on this site. The five songs I list as highlights are stellar and well worth it as is the rest of the show.